Should I Put My Car In Neutral At A Stoplight?

A lot of people wonder if they should put their vehicle in neutral while they are waiting at a stoplight. Will it save gas? Is it good for the engine? These are some of the questions people asks themselves.

In the old days, when cars used to idle around 1000 RPMs, idling in neutral at a stoplight would definitely do damage over time, as the parts slammed against each other at that speed. Today, everything in your engine is computer controlled, so you and your engine will hardly notice any difference when you put her in neutral.

Unless you are driving an ancient relic, its really up to you and a matter of personal choice. Just make sure you don’t keep those behind you waiting when you get back in gear! If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy‚Äôs Service Center for all your auto repair needs!